Drones provide many advantages in agriculture — from collecting data, to applying product, drones can be an asset for growers and agronomists. But learning to fly these nimble flyers and understanding the rules and regulations is key to getting the most out of the tech.
Markus Weber, president of Land View, was on hand at the Western Canada Crop Production Show to share with RealAg’s Atley Hamlin all about their drone certification, training, and products.
Founded in 2015, Land View specializes in agricultural drones. Weber says they sell complete drone and equipment packages and provide training and certification for farmers.
Drone certification is done through Transport Canada and is nationally recognized. Drone certification is required to pilot drones over two hundred and fifty grams, and there are also different certification levels depending on the size of drone.
Weber says majority of drone certification can be completed with about two days of training.
Land View separates their drones into three general categories: scouting, mapping, and application. Weber says they have drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras that can be used in search and rescue and public safety. It’s also applicable for cattle search and rescue, too.
Weber says they also have drones equipped with multispectral cameras to map crops and provide growers with data on an entire field.
Finally, Land View has drones equipped to apply products as well. Weber states these drones can apply either granular or liquid product to a field. (Tune in below for more details)